Editorial: Don’t get ‘Berned’ by sleazy slate mailers
Los Angeles Times
Amid the campaign-season avalanche of political mailings, there have been a few doozies lately. Take, for example, the “Feel the Bern, Progressive Voter Guide,” which purports to give a lefty lift to a host of candidates and ballot measures.
The mailer includes an endorsement of Proposition 22, the Uber- and Lyft-backed ballot initiative to exempt drivers for app-based services from a new state law that classifies gig workers as employees entitled to state labor protections.
The mailer raised eyebrows for a number of reasons. Proposition 22 is not a favorite of progressives. Nor does it have the support of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.